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  • Star-Spangled Banner Flag House & Museum

    Baltimore , MD

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    The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House allows you to step into living history and immerse yourself in one of the most riveting stories in our nation’s history – the creation of the American flag.

    Built in 1793, the Flag House was once the home and business place of Mary Pickersgill, who sewed the garrison flag Francis Scott Key witnessed flying over Fort McHenry that inspired him to write our national anthem. Pickersgill, her mother, Rebecca Young – who began their flag-making business – and Mary’s daughter, Caroline, moved into the house in 1806.

    The house was sold to the city of Baltimore in 1927, and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Association established a museum inside the home. Today, the house retains much of its original character, showcasing many early 19th century objects that belonged to the Young-Pickersgill family. Families and visitors of all ages can participate in interactive activities, as well as take advantage of special programs offered throughout the year.

    Featured exhibits located in the museum building include a discovery gallery for children, where kids can design a flag and fly it on the gallery’s flagpole, cook at a replica of the Flag House kitchen and more. The Flag House’s most current permanent exhibit is “Family of Flagmakers: The Women Who Created the Star-Spangled Banner,” the first of its kind in history that focuses on the life of Mary Pickersgill, her family, household and neighborhood. It includes several interactive areas, including a station where you can measure yourself against the two foot stars and attempt to hoist the flag’s weight. The exhibit features a fragment of the Star-Spangled Banner flag, a drum used by an American soldier during the bombardment of Fort McHenry and more.

    Hours

    Self Guided Tours
    Tuesday - Saturday
    10AM - 4PM

    Tickets

    General Admission

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    Visit the 1793 home of Mary Pickersgill, where she made the 30-foot-by-42-foot Star-Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that would later become our national Anthem. Here, you'll meet Mary Pickersgill, the spirited woman who made the flag. You'll learn what life was like in the 19th century and your kids can take part in activities that let them experience it for themselves.

    Hours

    Self Guided Tours
    Tuesday - Saturday
    10AM - 4PM

    Terms & Conditions for General Admission

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Your price Qty
    Adult $8.00
    Student $6.00
    Senior/Military $7.00

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